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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★

    WARNING: HERE BE SPOILERS

    Alien: Covenant isn't perfect but it more than makes up for Prometheus. I love Prometheus because of its analytical and cryptic elements that allows a lot of potential upon rewatches, but it's got some pretty damning and distracting flaws that can totally ruin the experience for people. Covenant on the other hand is much more of a movie and a very enjoyable one at that.

    There were a lot of questions in Prometheus and we don't…

  • Housebound

    Housebound

    ★★★½

    I know what this film is missing; cohesive seeds and setups, and more of them. It's a fun mystery with nice twists and turns, but they don't come off as particularly clever because they feel made up on the spot. There's the teddy bear and dentures, and that's really about all we get. It messes up the film's overall jive and causes clunkiness.

    But it is pretty hilarious at times. Sometimes it's outright funny, and other times humor is placed…

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  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★½

    There's not much to review here because pretty much everything is flawless. I don't want to get into too much of an analysis either because this is my first viewing and I'm gonna have to see it a few more times to get a clearer picture on it, so I'll just say this:

    Imagine traveling through time in a haze, where you can't tell how many years passed and people seem to go in and out of aging. Then imagine…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    When Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) enters the alien vessel for the first time, it's stunning. You feel how claustrophobic it is inside her suit, you can feel how dizzying it is being there next to something so giant and otherworldly, you can feel how nauseating it was for the characters to jump into the warped gravity and looking straight ahead when you should be looking down. The haunting music plays and you get these goosebumps, and you feel like…